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the governor of missouri is promising changes to deal with with the unrest in ferguson. jay nixon spoke about the protest and how it would be handled going forward. >> i think we are all about making sure we allow peaceful and appropriate protest, that we use force only when necessary, that we step back a little and let some of the energy be felt in this region, appropriately. >> the missouri state highway patrol will take over security in teferguson, the protests aft the shooting death of a black teen. diane eastabrook is live for us in ferguson. >> the governor has been criticised for not doing enough here in ferguson, and he is hoping this move will bring about a measure of peace.
. >> reporter: the governor promised to set about changing. >> the security will be overtaken by patrol. who have proven themselves. >> reporter: frustrated protesters vented anger, demonstrating outside police headquarters. police chief jackson promised change. >> we started getting rocks, bricks, bottles thrown at us and a molotov cocktail and gunfire. we need to get everyone to calm down and try to bring some peace to this. >> ferguson and st louis county police are criticised for hurling tear gas and firing but et cetera at demonstrators. our news crews were hit by gas during a protest that started out peace reply and turned violent. protesters had taken to the
streets since michael brown, an unarmed teen was shot. >> the picture is painted sideways. it's not military, it's tactical, swat teams. that's who is out there, we are doing this in blue. >> senator maccas kill says a line must be drawn. >> some of the visuals are excessive, some of the confrontations have been escalated. an aggressive police presence numbers the problem, not the solution. some refuse to stop demonstrating. >> i'm not afraid to go out. i'm willing to lay my life on the line. i'm not afraid to go out. >> we are across the street from
the quick trip, the site of the protests that turned violent. there's a crowd gathering. a lot of people coming in. it will be interesting to see what happens this evening. >> all right. diane eastabrook for us in bill ferguson. president obama spoke today about the protest in ferguson and made it clear any violence from police and protesters is unacceptable. mike viqueira joins us live. >> what did the president have to say about all of this? >> after the event of the last four days, the last 24-48 hours, the president gave words to what many of us feel after viewing the images of unrest and violence on the streets of ferguson. he says emotions are raw in ferguson. the president met with his attorney-general eric holder, talked about the need to balance public safety with a right of the public to protest, and assemble. he spoke with the governor, the development jay nix squon, called him a good -- nixon,
called him a good man, a fine governor. the president says it's time to take a step back and find a way to come together. let's listen. >> there is never an excuse of violence against police or those that use it as a cover for vandalism or looting. there's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or throw protesters in gaol for exercising first amendment rights. here in the united states of america police should not welly or arrest journalists who are trying to do their squibs, and report to the -- jobs, and report to the american people on what they see on the ground. >> the president speaking from his vacation and martha's vineyard and said the police have a responsibility to be open and transparent. >> what is happening with the investigation? >> well eric holder himself released a statement. you heard from jay nixon, the
governor, the steps he's taking. the civil rights area of the department of justice is conducting eyewitnesss. the president said after his talk with the governor, that he has ordered the dment o.j. -- d.o.j. to investigate the death of michael brown. the maintain to have the right for peaceful assembly, hold rer put out a statement: >> hold continued in the statement: >> that is something we hear, of the up armour used by police forces around the country, in and of itself leading to excessive use of force by the police department.
that is the concern voiced by the republican and democratic public officials today. >> the uparmour, that's a good way to put it. >> thank you. journalists have been in the middle of this story, including the crew, forced to run from tear gas last night. >> so that is our correspondent ashar quraishi, after the tear gas landed near our location despite that and two other journalist being detained the chief of police said the media was not targeted. we have pore on this. >> media blackout is the hashtag trending. people are venting about the protest, and the tear gas involving the grew. you saw the video. i want to show you the images circulating on social images. the tear gas in the live shot.
ashar quraishi our reporter is here and the cameraman here. after they run away the police is seen dismantling the equipment. bringing down the lights. >> that's our equipment dismantled by the police. ipted and the officer is pointing the camera to the ground. >> what is that about? >> natalie writes: >> war veterans comment on the military-like armour and the gear used. brandon served in iraq and afghanistan and is seen on the write and writes "the gentleman on the left has more personal body armour and weaponry than i did whilst ipp vieding iraq -- invading iraq. uted. the images were compared to a war zone. palestinians are sending out
messages of solidarity with the protesters and advice on how to cope with tear gas:. >> and:. >> what i'm not understanding is the police - he says that the media is not targeted, but didn't explain why our crew was getting tear gassed, and didn't explain why then the officer is in the pictures taking down equipment. we didn't get an explanation for that. that is a little disturbing. >> they are questions that people are asking. >> thank you. appreciate it. >> in less than an hour's time, there'll be vigils across the country to protest what happened. in more than a dozen cities people will march and observe
silence. >> mini rallies get under way 7am eastern times. we have the director of the hoodies movement for justice, they are organising the movements. what is your thoughts on the shooting death of michael brown. >> thank you for having us. >> sure. >> every 28 hours a black person in this country is killed by a police officer, a security guard or a vig landy. >> really. >> -- vigilante. >> really. >> that report is made by the malcolm x movement. >> every 28 minutes. >> every 28 hours. >> every 28 hours. >> after michael brown died... >> that's a short window. >> after michael brown was shot, a young gentleman was killed in l.a. this is happening and, i mean, people are feeling, what i feel, these are people that look like
me, us, that deal with this constantly. they are trayvon martin, gartner, shaun belles and other people that are unnamed, voiceless. people are fed up, i'm fed up and at a breaking point. i cry every night because it's upsetting to me. >> so where does the frustration lie? where are you directing either your anger, your frustration, your rage. what is it that you are feeling and where are you directing it, how are you directing it. >> there's a lot. there's definitely ram, frustration -- rage, frustration, confusion. >> confusion. >> there's like what - i don't know, like, what am i supposed to be. >> what do you mean you don't know what... >> in the sense of like every - ever since i was younger i was taught that i need to put my
hands up, take my hands out of my pocket if i'm engaging a police officer. >> and why do you have to live this way? right. >> and the fact of the matter is michael brown said "please don't shoot, please don't shoot, hey, don't die, i don't want to die." and so they - how am i supposed to feel? what we have been doing at million hoodies and other organisations ip clugd -- including the dream defenders in florida. they are risking arrest at the moment. >> at the moment. >> they are at the u.s. attorney in miami, risking arrest now, protesting. the hashtag is hands up. and we have part of a collective called freedom fighters, a collective organisations and social justice organizers that are fed up from mass incarceration to deportation, police brutality. so what are your thoughts on what a lot are describing as a
military-type action in ferguson. what are your thoughts on that. you saw what happened. it's part of the reason you organise, that's a reason you are here. what are your thoughts on what clair mccaskill voiced her concern about, how the response was militarized. >> last night was the first time america has gotten a view of that. i mean, there's live in live streams. you saw it on twitter and social media. the reality of it is that if a small town in st louis - outside of st louis bill ferguson has the armour, that brings up questions about what does l a.p. d and n.y.p.d. have, as well as what armour does massachusetts and other states have. you see an escalation of the police and the war on drugs since 9/11. >> certainly since 9/11. you are seeing black and brown bodies on the line of this.
and there's already questions around what - what does that mean for being in new york city, when you have stop and frisk. you have broken window policies, and you are being arrested for minor crimes. >> so these are all connected. they are not isolated. >> what do you say to people participating in vigils. you don't want an escalation or confrontations. >> right. >> how do you instruct people that go to the vinyling ills -- vigils to conduct themselves? >> there's over 90 vigils over the country. if you go to one, check out on million hoodies, there'll be a map, a tool where you see everything, and we are asking etch to wear red on -- everyone to wear red on the side to signify victims affected by violence, and what - today we
want folks to go there because we want them to create a moment of silence, reflect on the fact that we have the deaths all the time. secondarily, we want to move it to some actions. we want to pressure eric holder and palmer. we want to demand that we want to see justice, not only in ferguson, but justice across the board. >> say it again. i screwed it up. every 28... >> every 28 hours a black person is killed by a police officer, a security guard or a self-appointed vigilante. i'm going to check the facts on that, that's devastating. i trust you. >> every 28 hours. >> dante, good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> the deputy director of the million hoodies movement for justice. all the best with the vigils tonight. >> thank you. >> thank you for your time. the violent and volatile situation in ferguson is shining a light on a small community
that many americans know almost nothing about. "real money"'s ali velshi joins us. take a moment and tell us about the social and economic fabric of ferguson. >> it's an interesting place, blue collar, 21,000, one in five living below the poverty line, higher than the missouri state average of the ferguson was hard hit by the recession in terms of employment and real estate. the market is struggling to recover. half of the city's home openers own more on the houses -- owners own more on the houses than they are worth, we call it under water. it's doubt for the metropolitan area. there has been a shift in the racial make up. it was late to the white flight situation. over half of ferguson's population was black. 10 years later it was up to two-thirds. it's a city about 67% african-american. ferguson is that type much story, the story of a town that was more racially balanced, now
mostly african american. >> what has the city down, if anything. i am sure it has attempted to address this, to deal with the issues. >> it was a former industrial - it was a formerly an industrial up to. the median and annual household number is 37,500. about 10,000 also than the missouri median and lower than the national. it used to be a bedroom community for autoworkers and family working around st louis. recently it got a plant back, but the fact is fewer than 9 prsz of ferguson -- 9% of ferguson's workers hold manufacturing job. that's a problem around the country. we think about it in michigan and indiana, the rust belt. it's a rust belt story. over a quarter of the population works in education, health care, social assistance. 14% in retail. that is not only a low-paying
sector, but pushed lower. listen, there's nothing about bill ferguson suggesting it's a tinderbox because of the economy. but it is a story of the struggles of many formerly industrial american cities. >> it's good to remind ourselves it was manufacturing and the labour movement after world war ii the prime mover for building the middle class in this country. great to see you. get you on in the programme. ali velshi, "real money". 7:00 p.m. eastern time. later, join us for an edition of "america tonight". joie chen will be live in ferguson missouri. the special coverage at 9:00 p.m. iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki stepped down. the responsibility of falling a new government falls to new p.m. hider al-abadi. nouri al-maliki denies allegations that he was holding tonne power, saying he didn't want to govern lake saddam hussein. >> translation: hereby i announce today that to allow the
political process to go forward i withdraw my nomination were the prime minister post in favour of the deer brother hider al-abadi for the sake of the best interests of this country, and i will remain a loyal soldier to gepd iraq and its great people. i will be there to support my nation as my country rises to its destined glorry. >> jane arraf is live in erbil. after days of intense pressure and days when we thought nouri al-maliki may employ his militias to hang on to power, why is he stepping down now? >> well, the pressure was too much. now, intense pressure, obviously from the united states, from the europeans, and iran as well as within the country. what clinched it is prosecutor usual to the top shia -- is pressure from the top shia
religious leaders. the grand ayatollah ali al-sistani rarely gets involved in politics. when he comes out with a statement people listen. he warned that the country is in trouble and time for change. the warnings were more pointed. there was talk that he was prepared to issue a further statement tomorrow. it was untenable. nouri al-maliki could not stand in the face of that. >> and what is next, jane, for hider al-abadi moving forward. his task is difficult, indeed. >> absolutely. it's not an enviable job for anyone. he has left than 13 days. not a government that was
inclusive, that makes everyone happy, that's the inspection. all the parties are going to get together and trade government cabinet posts. the sunnis will get the post they've been angling for, and the kurds want a post as well. last time around it took months to cam up with a government. this time it's expected to take a few weeks. >> you know the story well. how likely is it to come together, the idea of a new government, to come together in a matter of weeks because time of the essence because of the islamic state in iraq. >> absolutely. i think the issue now is can a government come together and stop the disintegration of this country. there are high expectations. when you talk to people in the
streets of baghdad, what they want is members of parliament showing up for parliament. cabinet ministers that don't pend money out of the country. after that, putting the government back together. with the government in place, with the full-fledged interior minister and defence minister which the country has not had, iraq does stand a better chance. >> jane arraf in erbil in northern iraq. coming up, ukraine building a blockade to prevent a convoy of russian trucks from entering the east of the also, negotiators are trying to turn a 5-day truce in gaza into a permanent ceasefire. there are obstacles in the way.
convoy carrying humanitarian aid. the trucks are parked near the ukranian border. they will not allow it in without oversight from the red cross. they believe it is a pretext tore russian invasion. we go to our correspondent. >> reporter: there's damage and desperation as the battle for donetsk intense fizz. homes are destroyed on -- intensifies. homes are destroyed, lives lost and changed forever. >> translation: my son left. i'm staying with my daughter, i don't know what to do afterwards. where should i go. tell me. >> half of the million-strong population chose to leave. others can't. ukrainian forces appear to gain
ground. the separatist leadership is in a state of flux. the latest casualty, a man who is a symbol. campaign. this man resigned as the military commander. russia's convoy of what it said are aid trucks have been on the move. stopping close to the boarder. kiev is suspicious of moscow's motives, believing russia could be trying to send in weapons and soldiers to the separatists. the men driving the trucks insist they are carrying aid. >> i would say it's tough. otherwise everything is great. the convoy is doing well, all okay. the cargo is a selection of stuff like buckwheat, grains and water bags. >> reporter: a few hours drive, another aid mission was setting off. these were ukranian trucks
though and will be unable to take supplies into separatist-held territory. >> we are told that the trucks will head off and are packed with essential supplies, to be given to refugees. the road ahead is bumpy. the ukranian government is keen to show it's helping those in the east, winning hearts and minds may be difficult after a bloody battle. the american general shot and killed during an attack in afghanistan was laid to restment major general harold green was buried at arlington cemetery. he was shot and killed when a gunman ambushed a group of high-level officers. he was the highest ranking officer killed since the iraq war. >> coming up, nouri al-maliki may have avoided a major
okay, iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki announced that he will step down. nouri al-maliki will support prime minister designate hider al-abadi. nouri al-maliki announced the decision on iraqi television and defended his eight years in power. many hope the new prime minister can form a unified government and push back the islamic state. a professor of mid east studies at u.c.l.a. joins us. after days of intense pressure and actions that indicated nouri
al-maliki may deploy a loyal militia to hang on to power, why is he stepping down now? >> because everyone is turning against him, from the top religious leaders in iraq and iran, the united states, all the backers in iran turned against him. iranians were the pay masters of many politicians, and the pay masters of several militias. the iraqi army said they'll fight for iraq, not nouri al-maliki. there was nothing left for him to do. nouri al-maliki is gone. moving forward, what about the prime minister designate, mr hider al-abadi, and the task ahead of him. how difficult will it be for him to form a unified government in less than 30 days? >> well, that will depend upon parliament and parliament's actions. i think, though, that the real
scene of consternation will not be in baghdad, but the provinces and places like that, splitting away the sunni groups and tribes away from the islamic state. nouri al-maliki drove them together. they have no love for each other. the islamic state tribal leaders, former military officers, all of them in the coalition, and now is the possibility of them turning on each other. that is good news for those that want to see the defeat of the islamic state. >> there was a federalist movement inside of iraq as you know. this is a country that seems to want to divide. right. what does the forming of a new government do to stop those urges from the various factions within the country that want to stake their own independent claim, and i'm thinking about kurdistan. >> kurdistan is the major
problem and is the only regional government that exists. others could come into existence. the constitution carries the rights for regional governments to be created and create super provinces for representation. now, there's a difference between that and seeking autonomy, regional representation on the one hand and on the other hand seeking in dependence. the question is who is going to make a move for independence, whether anyone will. if the kurd make a mo, it will be un -- make a move, it will be unpopular with the united states, turkey. the rule of thumb here is that the states will probably not be allowed to fragment, it will be syria and iraq, the states that no one cares about, because they are on the periphery will be yemen and libya. >> what chance do they give a new government.
it is a unified government, however we define that. what chance do we give the government of effectively pushing back against the advances of the islamic state group? >> i get a good chance. >> really. >> the reason i do, people overestimated the capabilities of the islamic state. they estimate people ruling over a vast area. they are unpopular. they had to back track on some of their worst demands. they punished people for smoking, alcohol consumption. there has been crews for examples, massacres. >> beheadings in some cases. >> right, right. so they are not popular and haven't made themselves popular. they are a group known as the tack feary group. they say "my way or the highway", they claim to know what islam is about, a deviation
means you are not a muslim, and you can be killed. >> they are unpopular among tribes that practice their own forms - elusive form of islam, and unpopular among minorities, many of which are persecuted, the yazidi and others. >> great to see you as always. >> james galvin a professor of middle east studies. back to the unrest in ferguson missouri. you are looking at live pacts. a march is -- pictures. a march is happening in support of michael brown, who was shot and killed. the governor promised to change the tone. as protests grew violent. he has put the state highway patrol in charge. i spoke with marr yika shap ale nadal, and spoke about what she thought about the governor's
response to the unrest. >> listening to the governor proved my point, he and executive carlie dooley are completely disconnected. i have been at ground zero for six days, they have not been to ground zero. when he said he was in the area, he was not in ferguson. charlie dooley was in ferguson once. people booed hum. charlie talked about it being a racial issue. it's not a racial issue. here the young people are black and white and see the injustice for young people. the fight is about young people. this is day six, and i say to governor nixon, this is your katrina, governor, you have not showed up to ground zero, and it's day six, you have the same responsibility as president bush did with katrina, and you are
not here listening to the people, the young people who are suffering, and they are angry and hurt, and they are trying to feel. how do you display your feelings and emotion, how do you execute that. i am here on the ground, and i have been here on the ground for six days now, because i support young people, seeking and expressions first amendment rights. for two days i have been gassed as a sate senator. i have -- state senator. i have felt comfortable with every young person, every crowd i have been in to date. why is it, governor, that you cannot come to the ground, where people are expressing their rights to speak. why are you allowing for us, your open state senator, your open state senator to be gassed. >> state senator, what does the governor mean in describing his relationship with the black community as good, as
professional. sorry, that feels like a bit of an incomplete response to an important question at this moment in time. >> obviously he has not had a good relationship. let me tell you years ago, he started a process where young african american kids can get a better education and fully accredited schools. he stopped that process from happening 20 years ago. when i was in high school, furthermore, last year he wanted to cut benefits to minorities, and people who are low income, and he was disadvantage african-american and other low-number people. this governor has a strong history of not supporting the african-american community. he is also a governor who wants to take away low income tax credits for people that live in low income housing. >> ferguson may not be a war
zone, but the police there look like they are ready for battle in iraq or afghanistan. not midwest. it is part of a nationwide trend of local police forces getting military equipment from the department of defense. paul beban is here where more. >> we have seen a police force looking like an invading army than a police force. they are wearing cam flij, carrying high-powered weapons and rolling around in heavily armoured vehicles including those used in afghanistan and result. part of a result of 1033 that began in 1997, by the federal. the military is giving surpluses to police forces. we'll get to the detail in a moment. let's look at what we know in st louis country what they have, that includes ferguson. what they have got from the dod. the list runs several pages,
here are a few highlights. they have received as many as seven humvees - sometimes called bear cats. similar to an m rap. that stands for mine resistant assault protected vehicle. not a lot of mines in missouri. they have three helicopters, two observal, one is referred to as a rotoring wing aircraft. we are trying to figure out the distinction. they have a dozen short-barrelled 5.56 rifles, based on the military's car bin, scoping out to 5 him away, and assault packs, four of those, and two sets of night vision goggles. the list goes on. there's explosive disposal robot and pistols. we don't know the value. since the program began in 1997, 1033 distributed 4.3 billion of equipment to law enforcement
across the country. $450 million, 750 this year. it's a drop in the bucket when you look at the size of u.s. military spending, but big if you look at how much this will equip local law enforcement. given the way it's played out in ferguson, it's hard to say that it helps calm the situation down. >> that's right. appreciate it, paul. stunning. paul beban for us. israel says it will honour a 5-day truce while the delegat n delegations have been meeting in egypt. egyptians want major points to be tackled. israel says they are ready for peace. >> israel accepted the extension of a ceasefire. all along we have been ready for an unconditional extension of a ceasefire. the problem is hamas, they are the wild cards.
they have violated or rejected 10 specific ceasefires, and we saw that last night when they targeted israeli communities again. >> hamas wants israel to ease the blockade, which has limited supplies to gaza. nick schifrin with respect from jerusalem. >> we are throw day one. there's a level of optimism coming from palestinian officials, especially officials at hamas holding a press conference, saying there was a real opportunity for agreement. we have not heard that from them before. israeli cabinet officials were meeting, getting briefed by binyamin netanyahu, on some of the details of what is happening in cairo, both sides are in the capital, they'll return to cairo on sunday, to try to hammer out an agreement by midnight local time. this comes as we are learning for the first time that the united states has put higher
level controls on requests by israel for ammunition. every time israel fights a war lasting longer than a few weeks, it needs ammunition. the israelis went to the pentagon acting for ammunition, tank rounds, illumination rounds. the pentagon approved that within 2-3 days because in part it didn't need a higher level approval for that request. well, since then state department officials, white house officials said that the approval process should be more stringent, and since then they have temporarily changed the process by way israel must go through to get more of the ammunition. >> in south korea, pope francis calls for reconciliation as he begins a 5-day visit, the first papal visit to south korea. the pope says the korean pence should -- peninsula should work to peace
and communitiment north
korea fired five short-range project isles as the pope arrived. thousands converged on the capital in japan to demand the prime minister set down. two rallies set off from lahore and will arrive in pakistan. the main rally led by former sports car imran khan. >> reporter: after several hours, imran khan and the professor are on the way to islamabad, with thousands of supporters. the leaders, imran khan, will gather more supporters as he passes through major towns in the punjab. the two marches are combining and the government is wondering how to deal with the situation, because the local administration has not removed the obstacles. it will be interesting to see how the large crowds are able to come into the
city and what
steps the government will take to make sure that no untoward incident takes place. >> exactly one year ago, bella asharpliy was taken by the egyptian authority, 800 were killed. alsharmy was held without charge. he went on a hunger strike until his release in shaun. abdullah al-shami credits his release to pressure on the shone government. >> if it was not because of the support of people for this aspect, the freedom of the press, it wouldn't have been possible for me to get out of gaol. looking at the fact that so many others on hunger strike in egypt, and people have been detained every day. the support i saw, locally and globally, and what has gone on for me before and my colleagues is as up toing and as well --
astounding, and we need to see that it's not only our colleagues, but we have freelancers, photographers, local journalists, fixers who have been detained on that day, and are in prison up until now. >> al jazeera is demanding the release of three other journalists who have been imprisoned in egypt. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. in june mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste were given 7-year sentences. baher mohamed had an extra three years because he had a spent bullet in his position which he picked up at a protest. in ohio - future water merm sis and -- emergencies and the plan to prevent it. >> ohio regulators will hope the city check drinking water. interest free loans will be used
for cities to upgrade water treatment and waste water plant. it's the first step in the response to a water emergency in toledo. a research is underway for two aimish girls who may have been abducted in upstate new york. an amber alert was issued to a 6-year-old and 12-year-old. they were last seen at a roadside stand. a witness saw them waiting on a customer. when the vehicle drove off, the vehicle was gone. the girls wore dark blue dresses, aim rons and bonnets -- aprons and bonnets. if you have information, call the authorities. an arizona state linesmen came out publicly. edward chip came out as gay. he came out to his team first. michael sam tweeted support.
texas police were surprised a teenibler was able to camp out in a wal-mart. he ran away from home and found two days later. brian nix, wal-mart spokesman, says they don't know how much time he spent in the store. >> initial information definitely showed that he had things in the area where he was, which was sort of when it was dis discovered. it was clear he'd been there for a while. he was seep coming out of hiding from an ail of baby product. ran away from home. >> thank you. thousands of yazidis on the run in iraq. many have found refuge, but they may not be safe for long. that story next. s.
as yazidis flee from the islamic state, many find refuge in the holy city in northern iraq. the city may not be safe for much longer. we have more on this story. >> i have been speaking with journalists that i met. he told me more than 1,000 yazidis have fled. they are safe, but the islamic state is only a few miles away. >> reporter: the holiest city for the yazidis is their place of refuge. hundreds of families fled here to val esh, more arrive every day. >> translation: many yazidis are coming here, about 1500 are now here. >> reporter: they escaped from the islamic state group. it chased them from their village to mt sinjar, where many
died of thursday and hunger. many fled the mountain and walked 100 miles to val esh. they tie knots and scarves and make wishes. >> we are here again. we are back here. this is our place, homelands, religions and faith. this keeps us away from the hard times. >> a local journalist september al jazeera photos of the yazidis that found shelter. they have water, but are low on milk and food. while it is safe now, islamic state fighters are closing in, 12 miles away. they see the yazidi as infidels, and reportedly killed many who refused to convert to islam. the fighters destroyed shrines, this is the holiest, holding the time of their 12th century saint. >> the yazidis come in pilgrimage, like the muslims do it's a holy site for the yazidi
people. >> reporter: it's vulnerable. few fighters are here to protect it. they may be on the run again soon. >> the yazidi journalist who sent me the photos said not many made if. many died on the trek. the u.s. said that most yazidi left, but the yazidi leaders say the crisis is far from over. >> appreciate it. great pictures. >> coming up, california's in the middle of an historic drought. how much water has been used by many of the residents. that is next. then it is "real money" with ali velshi. >> coming up, tensions in ferguson have been brewing for some time. we look at the troubles. re cycling shipping containers into apartments, the unique spaces carved outlet all that and more on "real money".
californian law makesers are taking action to tackle the water crisis. voters will be presented with a water plan. the measure is designed to build reservoir. more than 80% of california is suffering drought. the state does not have the infrastructure to manage the crisis. melissa chan joins us from san francisco. can this much money solve california's drought problem? >> this money can solve california's drought problems in the future. but it's a lot of money. we are talking about infrastructure. it is not going to be built in a few weeks or the next months. it is good water policy. certainly not for the nd perspective. we talk about water infrastructure. our report looks at water. >> reporter: california is running out of water. yet the state is grappling with a problem over the most basic tool to monitor water use, water
meters. this is a neighbourhood where there's no water meters. we are in the state capital, in a worst drought and there are areas where no one is keeping track of water being used. changing that is a multi-person, multi-machine operation, all this man power to install one meter to measure consumes in one house. there's 66,000 to go. it's a project that has taken 10 years and expected to take another 10. >> if you have a water meter you can track your usage and adjust your usage. >> sacramento has an outdated city charter decreeing for a flat rate, everywhere should have unmetered limitless water. that finally changed in 2004 with the passage of a state-wide
bill. the city is playing catch up at a cost of $400 million. >> it will be too late. 2025 will be too late to deal with the drought. our water meters is a long-term project. we have looked for opportunities, and this drought presents additional opportunities for funding. >> the problem is a result of the state's disfunctional water system. 19th secentury and water rights for some and denied to others. every town and city with a different deal. sacramento knows it has to set a better example. >> we emphasise cutting back on outdoor watering. you can see, you know, some of the lawns in the neighbourhood here are taking heart with that statement. turning that water off to
conserve water. >> certainly left over from an era of abundance, we don't live in that era and haven't in several decades. >> reporter: much attention has focused on the missing water meters. the good news is businesses and homes are, in fact, metered, a precondition and first step for water conservation. it's important to keep in mind 80% of california's water is used by arg culture. >> melissa chan, good to see u live pictures of the ferguson missouri. take a look at the march. people are marching tonight. beginning at a convenience store. we don't have a shot. it was a convenience store set on fire, ending at a site where
michael brown was shot and killed by police. there are vigils across the country in a dozen city, getting under way in the next minute or so. we'll keep an eye on this situation throughout the evening. that's all the time for this newshour. i'm tony harris, ali velshi is next with "real money". 80. >> behind the violence of racial tension enguflg the small city of ferguson, missouri, i'll tell you the back story of that. the bump, america will feel it too, i'm going to tell that you. living inside a box, the apartments of the future how they stack up literally. i'm ali velshi. this is "real money."
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